VSTS User Group Meets in Chicago Loop and Downers Grove Soon!

On September 29, 2008, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio Team System Development Edition will be combined with the Visual Studio Team System Database Edition in Visual Studio Team System 2010.  Microsoft recognized that many developers write front end code in addition to working deeply with database code and database tables. Bringing the feature of Team Development Edition and Team Database Edition together sets together enables you to take advantage of the core tools for application development as well as the necessary tools for database development, including performance profiling, code analysis, code metrics, code coverage, database refactoring, Schema Compare, Data Compare, and more.  You may also be happy to know there is a way to take advantage of this 2 for 1 deal TODAY.  Really, no joke!

Want to hear more about it?  Maybe even see these two incredibly powerful tools together?  Join the Chicago Visual Studio Team System User Group to hear more about how to get your hands on this awesome duo of tools, talk to field experts about how these tools have improved their overall quality of life (OK, maybe just their work environment), and to see them in action!.  We have decided to hold this session in both the Chicago Loop and Downers Grove offices to ensure everyone has a chance to learn about this terrific new opportunity.


To sign up, please email Laskowski.Dave@gmail.com. Please indicate which meeting you plan to attend.   We hope to see you there! Please feel free to bring a friend.

Meeting Agenda

5:30pm – Pizza

6:00pm – Introductions

6:15pm – Presentation and Demo

7:30pm – Q&A and Raffle

Chicago Loop Meeting Details:

Wednesday November 5th, 2008

77 West Wacker Drive, 23rd Floor, Chicago, IL


Downers Grove Meeting Details:

Wednesday October 29th, 2008

3025 Highland Parkway, 3rd Floor, Downers Grove IL


Speaker Bios:

(Downers Grove)

Paul Hacker is a Principle Consultant at Polaris Solutions, LLC in Indianapolis, with a passion for Team System. He has been working with the product since beta 3. Paul has implemented Team System/TFS in numerous organizations. When not spending time with his family, you can find him presiding over the Indianapolis TFS SIG, Podcasting on Radio TFS or writing tools to enhance Team System. You can reach Paul at paul.hacker@polarissolutions.com

(Chicago Loop)

Josh Heyse is a Senior Solution Architect with Catalyst Software Solutions. He has always focused on staying ahead of the technology curve, investigating Microsoft technologies before they are available to the general public. Josh began developing on beta versions the .NET Framework when they were released in early 2001. Josh is currently focused on WPF, LINQ, and most recently Silverlight 2.0. Microsoft has noticed this and repeatedly flown Josh out to evaluate upcoming certification exams. As an architect Josh spends a lot of time improving the software development lifecycle by implementing pattern & practices, continuous integration and ALM tools such as Team Foundation Server. MCSD, MCDBA, MCPD


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